NEW!! Welcome to another year full of having a great time making music together. We are glad that you are have chosen to make this class a part of your day here at MSHS!
NEW!! Bringing back the forms I sent you just prior to early registration will put points on your grade! I will be collecting these during today’s class.
There are two forms that you must turn in (choir contract, emergency information record) by next week Friday (Sept 12th).
There are three we would really like back (and you get points for turning them in too): ICHAT form (must have this if for anyone volunteering for the choir-must also be accompanied by a copy of the volunteers driver’s license), Choir Volunteer Form and our Singing Christmas Tree Volunteer Form. We also need your Choir Shoe ($28) and/or Dry Cleaning ($10) Money by next week Friday (Sept. 12th.)
If you have difficulty meeting the deadline for the money owed, please have your parent/guardian email me, write me a note or give me a call. We have ways to help you out if needed…no worries!
For more detailed info. check out the top of the blog and re-read the Welcome back letter…it will explain all with color coding well!
NEW!! Interested in getting more involved in the choir, helping out, sharing your opinions, helping out at events, organizing events such as our upcoming fall BBQ, organizing “CoffeeHouse” or checking in students at events such as Singing Tree? Pick up an application TODAY (or print it from HERE) for this year’s Choir Student Executive Board, led this fall by our own Katie Huizinga. Katie and Sandra Yacoub will be taking a tag team approach to the Presidency therefore Sandra will take over after in January. All applications are due by this week Friday.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE TYPED!
NEW!! FOR THE REAL GO-GETTERS OUT THERE…Now, let’s do a little test and see who the true blue choir kids/overachievers are…I am placing a downloadable/printable “Getting To Know You” form below that you will be receiving on the first day of class. BUT, you are ready for school now and itching to get started ..Correct? So, fill the form out now and either email it to me (email@example.com) or hand it to me on the first day of school and make an an early, strong impression! +3 points to anyone who accomplishes this task on or before day one, when you arrive in my class (no running home at the end of day one and quickly doing it!!!)
NEW…and coming up quickly! The annual social event of the season is upon us once again…The fall Choir Cookout is going to be held on Sunday, September 14th from 3pm-5pm at the Mona Lake Boat Club. Stop in and enjoy free food, flowing conversation, even toss a frisbee or get a volleyball game going if your little heart desires. DON’T BE SHY-YOU CAN COME AND GO AS YOU PLEASE SO AT LEAST MAKE AN EFFORT TO STOP IN AND EAT!
NEW!! If any junior or senior is interested in joining the NYC trip there is still time! We have only paid the $25 down payment thus far–See me or Ms. Jessica if interested.
NEW!! The following students did not stop by and pick up their choir uniform during early registration. According to the welcome back letter I sent along with the packet this summer, failure to do so will result in -5 points on your grade unless you contacted my via email or my school phone, dropped choir or in the rare occasion that you joined choir after my packet was mailed to you. Here is what the letter stated specifically:
REQUIRED UNIFORM FITTING AT EARLY REGISTARTION: The MSHS early registration event is coming up soon (see dates/times below) and one of the stations you will need to stop in during this process is for the choir. We will be located in the dance room (near the back hallway of the theater) and you will get fitted for and receive your choir uniform and you will get fitted for and order your choir uniform shoes (Band students can wear their band shoes for choir). We have a group of parents that have volunteered their time to fit all 275 of you during this time. Last year, even though students attended early registration occasionally they chose not to stop by and get their choir uniform. This creates loads of extra work for parents who need to come up again after the school year has started and fit students individually, hour by hour. If you do not pick up your uniform during early registration, your grade will be penalized by 5 points right off the bat! If you have a good reason to miss early registration please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (231) 780-4711 ext. 8319 (you can leave a message) and let me know you will not be there so we will expect your absence and you will not lose points.
Here is a list of the “missing” people.
See me TODAY if you think this is an error. An error would be you did contact me prior to registration, you did join choir late or you actually did get a uniform and we have made a mistake!
NEW!! “REMIND” Let’s Keep in Touch!
I am going to stay in touch this year with all things choir in a variety of ways. You likely know about the choir blog as you are looking at it right now…(updated daily at: blogs.monashores.net/lawtons) as well as good “old fashioned” email.
I would also like to introduce you to a new way (for me anyway) of communication. It is called REMIND and is a text reminder application that will allow me to periodically send out choir reminders via text message to help take the burden of remembering off of you a bit.
To participate receiving text message reminders, simply text (989) 391-0792 with the following message (make sure to use the text message for the choir you are in):
Treble Choir, text: @833293
Anchormen, text: @anchorm
Singers, text: @7b851
Acappella, text: @c4929e
You can also sign up via email or through REMIND’s free app that you can download. For further details on all three sign up methods, follow the link below:
Just make sure to choose the PDF document for YOUR CHOIR.
Rest assured that you will not receive advertisement texts and your phone number will remain private (I can’t even see it, nor will you see mine). You may choose to opt out at anytime by messaging ‘stop’ to the above number. Also, there is no way to respond back and forth via text, so this is simply for me to send simple reminders your way.
It is my hope that this will help strengthen the home-school connection even further. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Thanks for signing up!